Shanta Kumar
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3rd Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
In office
22 June 1977 – 14 February 1980
Preceded byThakur Ram Lal
Succeeded byThakur Ram Lal
In office
5 March 1990 – 15 December 1992
Preceded byVirbhadra Singh
Succeeded byVirbhadra Singh
Member of Parliament
for Kangra
In office
16 May 2014 – 23 May 2019
Preceded byRajan Sushant
Succeeded byKishan Kapoor
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
In office
13 October 1999 – 30 June 2002
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Succeeded bySharad Yadav
Minister of Rural Development
In office
1 July 2002 – 6 April 2003
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byVenkaiah Naidu
Succeeded byKashiram Rana
Personal details
Born12 September 1934 (age 85)
KangraPunjabBritish India
(now in Himachal Pradesh, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Santosh Shailja
ResidenceYamini Parisar, PalampurDistt. KangraHimachal Pradesh, India

Shanta Kumar is an Indian politician who was the 3rd Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and a Union Minister in the Government of India. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from Kangra constituency in 1989. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1998, 1999 and 2014 from the same constituency. He has written a number of books.



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